what to study for the new excelsior exams?

  1. as you all know, excelsior has changed the exam names:angryfire, i dunno about the content. anyways what are the sources to study for these new essentials in nursing exams and the life span 1,2,3 exams. if anybody has completed any one of these exams, plz let me know the sources you studied from. thank you
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    The study guides TELL YOU what reading to do and from what texts.
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    Yup, what she said. :yeahthat:

  5. by   rouge79
    thanks for the replies. but my question was about study guides. people were buying study guides like lisa arned's notes,etc. from ebay for NC 1-7 exams. do new students have no choice but to stick with the recommended text books.
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    It's up to you, really. The material hasn't changed that much. What I would suggest is downloading both the NC1 and the Health Safety exam content guides and see what has really changed between the two; I think you'll find very little is different. People have been using the "old" materials to study for the "new" exams. Your best bet is a little comparison. I think StudyGroup101 is advertising their materials on eBay using both the new and old names -- you could check them out: http://myworld.ebay.com/studygroup101

    Good luck!
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    I have to tell you that I only bought two sets of Lisa's note and ended up using one. I didn't find anything but the recommended reading from the texts to be necessary. Honest.
  8. by   NC Girl BSN
    Thanks Lunah. I did not know they revised the notes for the new curriculum and selling them in the the Studygroup notes on EBAy. I bought Essentials in Chronicity. If they are crap, It only cost me $10.
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    I have their notes for NC3 and NC4, and I thought they were fabulous! Unfortunately I took NC5-NC7 before they had their notes ready for those; otherwise I would have purchased them.